This week Senator Paul Rose's first bill was passed in the Tennessee Senate.
S.B.997 replaces the Tennessee Coordinate System of 1983 with the Tennessee Plane Coordinate System as the means through which Tennessee will define and state the geographic positions within the state beginning Jan. 1, 2022.
"What this bill does is just establish the Tennessee Plane Coordinate System as the new method of doing surveys and this is being supported by a number of folks being associated with surveying, including the Tennessee Department of Transportation."
The former uses the metric system to identify geographic points where the new system will use standard measurements as GPS to determine coordinates.
It passed unanimously in the Senate Energy, Agriculture and National Resources Committee Thursday and is on the calendar for vote in the full senate on Monday.